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The Right Geeks To Fill The GOP's Tech Void

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To bridge the tech talent gap, 2016 GOP hopefuls might want to pay attention to these Republican tech heavyweights. Silicon Valley has long had a reputation as a Democrat's haven, and it's got the percentage points to prove it. In Nate Silver's recent FiveThirtyEight breakdown of the numbers, President...
The Right Geeks To Fill The GOP's Tech Void
African accelerator weaves loose strands of local startup scene together
Twitter loses 2 heavy hitters: Platform director Ryan Sarver & TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth

Tracking Global Growth in Seed Accelerators

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In the summer of 2005, Paul Graham and three partners kicked off the “Summer Founders Program.” They aimed to combine seed-stage investing in startups with mentorship for young entrepreneurs. What made this program unique was that investments occurred synchronously via “classes” of startups funded at the same time and advised...
Tracking Global Growth in Seed Accelerators

LOLs Acquired: Here Are YouTube's Next 16 Comics

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About a month ago, YouTube put out a request to its creators, asking for the funniest among them to apply and be considered for the newest version of its YouTube Next Creator program. While YouTube has previously sought creators in health and fitness, cooking, and vlogging categories, this time around...
LOLs Acquired: Here Are YouTube's Next 16 Comics
Bitcoin me: Adam Draper's Boost VC makes a big bet on the virtual currency

At 500 Startups' 5th Demo Day, 32 Startups Make Their Dave McClure-Endorsed Debut

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It’s demo day time once again for 500 Startups, the early stage venture capital fund and startup accelerator headed up by Silicon Valley’s favorite foul-mouthed investor, techie, and man about town Dave McClure. We’re here in a packed room at Microsoft’s Mountain View headquarters, where 32 new startups are set...
At 500 Startups' 5th Demo Day, 32 Startups Make Their Dave McClure-Endorsed Debut

Twitter officially reels in Bluefin Labs, as social TV gets interesting

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Twitter put out a blog post on Tuesday confirming what was reported on Monday — that the company has officially acquired Bluefin Labs, the social TV analytics company, and will be folding the group into Twitter as part of the company’s partnership with Nielsen to understand how social activity interacts with TV. Social...
Twitter officially reels in Bluefin Labs, as social TV gets interesting
gSchool is now in session: Denver developers to master programming peaks

Costanoa Venture Capital lifts the veil off its $100M cloud and 'big data' fund

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Storied investor Greg Sands has struck out on his own, and successfully raised a first fund for Silicon Valley-based venture firm, Costanoa Venture Capital. The $100 million fund will be dedicated to early-stage startups; each will receive an investment of $500,000 to $3 million. Specifically, the firm will invest...
Costanoa Venture Capital lifts the veil off its $100M cloud and 'big data' fund

Just About Every Startup This Guy Has Helped Launch Has Taken Off Like A Rocket

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There are tons of startup accelerators in Silicon Valley — which give startups seed funding and mentorship to help them get off the ground — but Tandem is a little different. It's run by co-founder Doug Renert and two other guys, and the team focuses on being exclusive. While...
Just About Every Startup This Guy Has Helped Launch Has Taken Off Like A Rocket

Another Win For Quantified Self And Big Data Startups: Weight Loss Platform Retrofit Gains An $8M Series A Round Led By DFJ

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The weight loss and health industries have collided head-on with the tech world, with even the most mainstream depictions of startup life pitching products to help people stay trim and out of the doctor’s office. In one of the more interesting developments, Retrofit, a Chicago-based weight loss program designed for...
Another Win For Quantified Self And Big Data Startups: Weight Loss Platform Retrofit Gains An $8M Series A Round Led By DFJ

Acceleprise Wants To Be The 500 Startups For Enterprise Tech

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Let the proliferation of vertically-themed startup accelerators continue! Today, a new accelerator focusing on the enterprise sector is launching in Washington D.C. Called “Acceleprise,” the program’s goal is to invest in 60 enterprise software companies over the next three years. Participating startups should be trying to solve problems facing large organizations, whether...
Acceleprise Wants To Be The 500 Startups For Enterprise Tech

Highway1 Incubator Will Help Hardware Startups Get "China Ready"

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Highway1 launches today as a San Francisco-based incubator for hardware startups to get engineering help, access to a $3 million machine stop, mentorship, and a two-week trip to Shenzhen to get their products “China ready” for manufacturing. The four-month program, one of a growing group of hardware startup accelerators, comes...
Highway1 Incubator Will Help Hardware Startups Get "China Ready"

Samsung to put $1.1 billion toward new innovation center, business creation

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You didn't think Samsung would rest on its smartphone laurels, did you? The company has had a profitable year, to say the least, and today it announced plans to put some $1.1 billion toward an effort to build a "global engine to accelerate innovation and to drive new business...
Samsung to put $1.1 billion toward new innovation center, business creation

AngelHack Plans A Bicoastal Hackathon, With Funding For the Winners

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Covering the tech scene in San Francisco, it sometimes seems like there’s a hackathon every weekend. But the folks behind AngelHack are thinking a little bigger than normal for their summer event. They’re calling it the first hackathon “to unite startup communities nationwide.” On the weekend of June 23-24, AngelHack...
AngelHack Plans A Bicoastal Hackathon, With Funding For the Winners

How global ad agency UM celebrates innovation

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This sponsored post is produced by Universal McCann. On April 17, Universal McCann, a global media agency, invited members of the media and tech communities to support and celebrate the growth of entrepreneurship in the Bay Area by hosting a fundraising event for the annual UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan)...
How global ad agency UM celebrates innovation

New Accelerator Is On A Mission To Turn NYC Into A Hub For Healthtech Startups

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Accelerators and incubators have been popping up left and right over the last few years, becoming, as Peter Relan recently put it, “an industry segment in their own right.” And while that industry segment has become more and more crowded, the family of accelerators focused exclusively on healthtech and digital...
New Accelerator Is On A Mission To Turn NYC Into A Hub For Healthtech Startups

6 Ways To Win Every Startup Competition You Enter

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OK. That's an exaggeration. Odds are you can't win every startup competition you enter. But you could win 92.59%. Candace Klein did. Klein is the founder and CEO of a new peer-to-peer lending platform called SoMoLend and she's won 25 of the 27 startup competitions she's (That's a winning percentage...
6 Ways To Win Every Startup Competition You Enter
The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns

Best Tech Events This Week (API HackDay, NY Tech Meetup, Invasion of the Hackathons, Creative Mornings, Investor Feedback Forum, NJ Tech Meetup, StartUP Series)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. So, the...
Best Tech Events This Week (API HackDay, NY Tech Meetup, Invasion of the Hackathons, Creative Mornings, Investor Feedback Forum, NJ Tech Meetup, StartUP Series)

Pan-European accelerator program Startupbootcamp lands in Israel

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Startupbootcamp, the well-known, pan-European startup accelerator program, is expanding to Israel (startup can apply via this link). More specifically, the northern Israeli city Haifa will host the program from 10 December 2012 until 13 March 2013. Other Startupbootcamp locations in Europe currently include Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin and Copenhagen. Startupbootcamp is...
Pan-European accelerator program Startupbootcamp lands in Israel
StartEngine Announces its New Class, Prepares for a Joint Silicon Valley Demo Day

Twitter's director of platform Ryan Sarver leaves the nest

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Twitter’s director of platform Ryan Sarver is leaving the company after four years, he announced Friday, joining a number of other Twitter executives who have left the company or shifted roles in recent months. As many anticipate that the company is preparing for an eventual IPO, it’s interesting to see...
Twitter's director of platform Ryan Sarver leaves the nest

Exclusive: EA Partners Founder's New Company Will Invest $40 Million in Mobile Indie Games

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Hey indie devs, want some money? Talk to Tom Frisina. Frisina founded and formerly headed up EA Partners, which co-publishes games from outside of Electronic Arts. Now, he’s launching an independent company that will do almost exactly the same thing. “Almost,” because all the indie games Frisina’s new company, Tilting...
Exclusive: EA Partners Founder's New Company Will Invest $40 Million in Mobile Indie Games

NYC's new ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs debuts its first class

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New York already has a lot to offer an aspiring ed tech entrepreneur: the country’s largest K-12 school district, numerous colleges and publishing houses and a red hot tech scene. But now the city has one more feather in its cap: a new startup accelerator exclusively for education technology. Over the...
NYC's new ed tech accelerator Socratic Labs debuts its first class
Facebook lead designer Ben Blumenfeld leaves for Designer Fund

Move Over Real World, The Founders 2010 is Here

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Forget MTV's "The Real World" - if you're considering getting into the startup game but want to get a glimpse of what's in store, then The Founders 2010 is for you. The weekly video series is in its second incarnation and follows three startup companies - content crowdsourcing service Grogger,...
Move Over Real World, The Founders 2010 is Here

SAP arrives in Seattle and they're looking for the hottest analytics startups

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Kaustav Mitra, global program lead for SAP’s Startup Focus program SAP, the 40-year-old German enterprise software company, is making a big push right now to engage with startup companies with a new program known as Startup Focus. Similar in structure to Microsoft’s BizSpark effort, SAP’s goal is to get early...
SAP arrives in Seattle and they're looking for the hottest analytics startups

With 350 Investors On Hand, TechStars Debuts New Cloud Accelerator’s Inaugural Batch

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In September, national startup accelerator and seed fund, TechStars, launched its first program focused on providing mentorship and capital to companies working in a particular space. With cloud computing growing like gangbusters, the company saw fit to focus on the cloud, launching TechStars Cloud, a sub-accelerator that focuses exclusively on...
With 350 Investors On Hand, TechStars Debuts New Cloud Accelerator’s Inaugural Batch
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